init process in 2.2.19

From: Subba Rao (
Date: Thu Apr 26 2001 - 12:30:16 EST


I am trying to add a process which is to be managed by init. I have added the
following entry to /etc/inittab

SV:2345:respawn:env - PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin svscan /service </dev/null 2> dev/console

After saving, I execute the following command:

        # kill -HUP 1

This does not start the process I have added. The process that I have added
only starts when I do:

        # init u
        # telinit u

PS - The process will not start even after a reboot. I have to manually do one
of the above commands as root.

My kernel version is : 2.2.19
Distro : Slackware
GCC : gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)

Any help appreciated.


Subba Rao

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